Minions: The Rise of Gru Movie

Get ready for the Minions.

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Minions: The Rise of Gru movie production status is currently Post-Production

February 15, 2020 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.

Minions: The Rise of Gru takes us back to bad as we explore the origin story of young Gru and his Minions, giving us a first-hand look at how they became the world’s most despicable team.

Who's Involved:

Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Chris Meledandri, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Russell Brand, Kyle Balda, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alan Arkin, Pierre Coffin, Brian Lynch, Chris Renaud, Julie Andrews, Janet Healy, Lucy Lawless, Brad Ableson

Release Date:

Friday, July 1, 2022 (Nationwide)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.

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Who stars in Minions: The Rise of Gru: Cast List

... (voice)


"Despicable Me 3" , "Get Smart 2"  

"Muppets Haunted Mansion" , "Hidden Figures"  

"Avatar 2" , "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"  

"Django Unchained" , "Hard Luck Love Song"  

"The Muppets" , "Enemies Closer"  

"The Spine of Night" , "The Changeover"  

"Pups Alone" , "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom"  

"Muppets Haunted Mansion" , "Storks"  

"Army of One" , "Despicable Me"  

"Shrek Forever After" , "Despicable Me 3"  

"Going in Style" , "The Muppets"  

Who's making Minions: The Rise of Gru: Crew List

A look at the Minions: The Rise of Gru behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Kyle Balda last directed Despicable Me 3 and Minions. The film's writer Brian Lynch last wrote The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Minions.


Brian Lynch


Janet Healy
Chris Meledandri
Chris Renaud

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Production: What we know about Minions: The Rise of Gru?

Key Facts

  1. Steered by the franchise’s original creators, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films), and features the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and a killer ʼ70s soundtrack courtesy of legendary Grammy-winning music producer Jack Antonoff.
  2. Minions: The Rise of Gru stars Oscar® nominee Steve Carell, returning in the role of Gru, and features a thrilling new cast of stars, including Oscar® winner Alan Arkin, Taraji P. Henson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren and Danny Trejo. The film also features Russell Brand, Michelle Yeoh and Oscar® winner Julie Andrews.

Filming Timeline

  1. February 2020: The film was in Post-Production status.
  2. December 2017: The film was in Production status.

Minions: The Rise of Gru Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Minions: The Rise of Gru is coming out in 2022 on Friday, July 1, 2022 (Nationwide release).

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